OK. It has come down to this week: Will Democrats, on their own, pass the start of what could be pivotal healthcare reform legislation? I am one who is hoping they will and will be hopping mad if they don’t. I am praying key Democratic Congressmen will vote for what’s good for the country and [...]
In December 2005, the 43 million people on Medicare were urged to consider signing up for one of many privately run prescription-drug benefit plans. Costs and what drugs are covered vary by plan. This was a major change to the 40-year-old Medicare program, so it’s a big deal. But it’s been confusing to many – [...]
I’d estimate that more than 30 percent of HealthTalk members are covered by Medicare either as U.S. seniors or, at younger ages, due to disability. It provides coverage for doctor visits, drugs administered at the doctor’s office and hospitalizations.
Now, after 40 years of the Medicare program, there’s about to be a big change: insurance [...]